An important new book for the avid reader! Je Te Plumerai is the first published history of one of the greatest RCAF fighting units — 425 “Alouette” Squadron. 425’s famous motto becomes the book’s title.
Many of you have been enjoying Marc-André Valiquette’s 4-volume series covering Avro Canada. Now Marc-André and Richard Girouard have turned out this new beauty. They cover 425’s beginnings flying Wellingtons in 6 Group RCAF in the UK and North Africa. The squadron converts to the Halifax, then finishes the war with the Lancaster.
Postwar, the Alouettes fly the CF-100 and CF-101 in NORAD. As for 2012, this all-encompassing book has all the details of 425 and the fabulous CF-18 Hornet at their home base in Bagotville.
This is a book you definitely need if you’re one of those keen types who truly enjoys Canada’s great aviation heritage. And if you have been collecting all the previous RCAF squadron histories over the decades, I needn’t harp at you, right!
Publication coincides with 425’s 70th anniversary mess dinner at Bagotville this spring. Specs and ordering: 248 pages, large format, hardcover, hundreds of photos and illustrations, appendix, index. $44.95 retail, CANAV price $25.00 + $14.50 postage ($24.00 outside Canada) + $1.97 tax (Canada only). Totals? Canada $41.47, US/Overseas CDN$49.00.
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